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Outbreak confirmed at Algonquin Daycare: Public Health

New case linked to previously reported case at the daycare
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Public Health Sudbury & Districts has confirmed an outbreak at Algonquin Daycare, which is located in Algonquin Road Public School, after a second person tested positive for COVID-19. (File)

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has confirmed an outbreak at Algonquin Daycare after a second person tested positive for COVID-19.

This individual is linked to a previously reported positive case in the daycare. Both cases are part of the preschool room at the daycare and all individuals in this cohort are already under self-isolation as a result of the first reported case.

In accordance with provincial guidance, an outbreak in a child care setting is declared when two or more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked and occur within 14 days of each other. 

Parents and caregivers have been provided notice of the outbreak and have received public health guidance. Public Health is working closely with the daycare and Rainbow District School Board administrators to monitor the outbreak, further limit the spread of infection, and ensure ongoing measures are maintained to protect everyone.

Parents and guardians of students can visit the Rainbow District School Board’s COVID-19 Advisory section at RainbowSchools.ca for updates.

This new positive case, case No. 233, will be reported in Public Health’s daily update of COVID-19 case data at 4 p.m. today.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reminding everyone to follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The safest options are to limit close contact to your own household members, stay home and do not attend work or school when ill, avoid non-essential travel, and remember to practise physical distancing, wear your mask, and wash your hands. 

For all outings, continue to screen yourself for symptoms and practise COVID-safe behaviours.

For more information or if you have questions, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).